Gogo Receives Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the FAA and Certification from the Japanese Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) for Ku-Satellite Connectivity Service on Boeing 777-200 Aircraft Certifications Mark Important First Step to Launch of Wi-Fi Service on Japan Airlines
ITASCA, Ill., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gogo (NASDAQ: GOGO), the world leader of in-flight connectivity and a pioneer in wireless in-flight digital entertainment solutions, has received an STC from the FAA and certification from JCAB to install its Ku-satellite based connectivity service on Japan Airlines' 777-200 aircraft. The two certifications are key milestones that pave the way for launching service on JAL.
Gogo has partnered with JAL to install connectivity service and Gogo Vision - Gogo's wireless in-flight entertainment service – on JAL's entire domestic fleet.
"This is a major milestone for Gogo and a big step in clearing the way for connectivity service on JAL service," said Michael Small, Gogo's president and CEO. "We are proud to offer a consistent global connectivity experience anywhere our customers fly; whether it's on regional aircraft, domestic mainline aircraft or these Ku-equipped 777s that travel around the world."
Gogo is the global leader of in-flight connectivity and wireless in-flight digital entertainment solutions. Using Gogo's exclusive products and services, passengers with Wi-Fi enabled devices can get online on more than 2,000 Gogo equipped commercial aircraft. In-flight connectivity partners include Aeromexico, American Airlines, Air Canada, AirTran Airways, Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, Japan Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways and Virgin America. In-flight entertainment partners include Aeromexico, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Japan Airlines, Scoot and US Airways. In addition to its commercial airline business, Gogo has more than 6,500 business aircraft outfitted with its communications services.
Back on the ground, Gogo's 600+ employees in Itasca, IL, Broomfield, CO and various locations overseas are working to continually redefine flying as a productive, socially connected, and all-around more satisfying experience. Connect with Gogo at www.gogoair.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gogo and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/gogo.